Sprouts & Shutters: Go Chaatzz, Rasputin Music, Texas Style BBQ and More

Here’s your monthly roundup of retail, restaurant and other business news and happenings in the Fremont, Newark, Union City and Milpitas.

Wondering what new businesses are opening up in your town? Our new monthly “Sprouts & Shutters” column highlights restaurant, retail and other business news in Fremont, Newark, Union City and Milpitas.


A rapidly expanding India-based restaurant chain just opened its first U.S. franchise in Fremont. Go Chaatzz, a quick-serve “Indian Fusion Diner,” features a large menu of all-vegetarian Indian dishes as well as Chinese, Mexican and even some Italian cuisine. The new eatery opened Oct. 25 on Paseo Padre Parkway next to Raley’s. Learn more at gochaatzz.com.

Shopping for a new tattoo or piercing? You have two new choices in Fremont: Dogfather Tattoo recently opened on J Street in the Niles district next to recently reopened Joe’s Corner deli. To see the tattoo artists’ work, browse the parlor’s facebook photo gallery. And Inkies Tattoo Studio recently moved into a new, larger location on Fremont Boulevard. Read more about that expansion here on patch.

A new 44,000 square-foot fitness facility, City Sports Club, is set to open next spring in the former Cinedome Theaters location on Farwell. Read more in earlier Patch coverage.

Did you miss Patch’s coverage of the new Fremont Whole Foods scheduled to open next summer? Catch up here on Fremont Patch.


A Vietnamese noodle bowl eatery opened Oct. 27 in Newark. Pho Saigon Noodle & Grill, located on Jarvis Avenue next to sushi, features a large menu of pho noodle bowls, rice plates, egg rolls, shaking beef, and grilled and barbecue meat and veggie dishes. The new restaurant replaced Saigon Noodle & Grill.

Rasputin Music is scheduled to open a store in NewPark Mall in time for Black Friday. The 40-year-old Bay Area independent record store chain, formerly located across the street in the old Mowry Crossing Center, sells vinyl albums, new and used CDs plus games, DVDs and music and movie posters. The new Rasputin will open on the lower level near Sears. Learn more at rasputinmusic.com.


OK (“Our Kitchen”) Café recently replaced Union City’s Big Brother restaurant. At the new OK Café, located on Decoto Road near Safeway, you can dine on Chinese dishes like Green Onion Ginger Lobster served over pan-fried noodles while watching Hong Kong shows on a large flat screen. The new eatery is now also open for breakfast.

Union City has a new affordable but high-end women’s boutique. Chloe Urban Chic Boutique sells both consignment and new clothing and accessories, featuring new boutique lines as well as upscale consigned brands like Juicy Couture and Anthropologie. Chloe Urban Chic Boutique also carries jewelry and other handcrafted items created by local artists. The new boutique opened in September in the Old Alvarado Historic District on Smith Street next to Purple Shampoo Lounge. 


Got a hankering for barbecue ribs and Texas fries? Milpitas’s new Texas Style BBQ serves ribs, chicken, hot links and chicken wings paired with southern sides. Texas Style BBQ opened last month on Abel Street. You can view the menu on Yelp.

Several new shops opened recently in the Great Mall in Milpitas: Off Broadway Shoes, a high-fashion shoe warehouse, opened Oct. 18 next to Game Stop. Journeys apparel store reopened in a new location near Kohl’s. And J. Crew, previewed in the last column, is now open next to Van Heusen.

Want to find out what else is opening in the East Bay? Sprouts & Shutters now covers 21 cities on 18 Patch sites. Read the latest columns for the Central Contra Costa, Berkeley/Oakland and Tri-Valley communities.

Did you miss Patch's last retail and restaurant roundup? Read about these and more in our last Sprouts & Shutters column:  

  • Cheese Steak Shop and Twinkle Boba Cafe in Fremont
  • Chef Wu Restaurant and Envy in Newark
  • Mizuumi Buffet and HK Top in Union City
  • Bambu Dessert & Drinks and J. Crew in Milpitas

Know of a business opening or closing in the area? Please tell Patch about it for a future Sprouts & Shutters column. Simply add it to this short form. Or send me a news tip at patchsprouts@gmail.com.

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